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Exceptional Circumstances – Appendix FM Immigration Rules

Families such as spouses, partners, and children who wish to make the UK their home can apply for a UK Family visa. British citizens or those who are settled in the UK can bring their partners to the UK by sponsoring them and meeting other requirements of the visa. Appendix FM of the immigration rules allows a British citizen or one settled in the UK to bring their spouse or partner to the UK. There are some eligibility and suitability requirements to be met for this. However, what if someone is...

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Bringing your child to the UK – Sole Responsibility

Children of British citizens or parents who are settled holding Indefinite Leave to remain can apply for their children to join them if the parent or parents are in the UK and have sole responsibility for the child. The similar requirement of sole responsibility also applies to parents who hold limited leave to remain or are granted limited leave to remain and want their child to join them or accompany them.

Who Is a Dependent?

Generally, a child under the age of 18 years is a dependent chi...

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Adoption of a child - How it works

Adopting a child from overseas and bringing them to the UK is possible. In the UK one who wishes to adopt a child from overseas is permitted for the adoption. You can adopt a child from overseas if:

  • There is no safe environment for taking care of the child in their own country
  • Adopting such a child would be in the best interest of that child
  • The one who is adopting is found eligible and suitable to adopt from overseas by an adoption agency in the UK.
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Appendix Graduate - for Students who complete their courses in the UK

The new route is launched on 01 July 2021. This route is beneficial for students who have been sponsored by higher education and have successfully completed their course which is a minimum of 12 months or longer, in their last granted leave to enter or remain in the UK.

The courses will be Bachelor, Masters or one of the following courses –
(a) a law conversion course validated by the Joint Academic Stage Board in England and Wales; or (b) the Legal Practice Course in England and Wales, the ...

By visaandmigration.com - 10 months ago


Sponsoring European workers

Brexit has changed the scenario completely. Now EU citizens are treated at par with any other non-British citizen from January 2021. EU employees hired after 31 December 2020 by UK employers will require a work visa like any other non-British citizen who wishes to work in the UK. From 2021 free movement between European nations and the UK is no longer in place. A new point-based system has come into force. This means all European workers arriving in the UK from 1 January 2021 will have to apply ...

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How to calculate continuous residence for ILR?

ILR means indefinite leave to remain. ILR allows one to stay in the UK indefinitely without immigration restriction. This means once you have ILR you are considered to be settled in the UK permanently. In order to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain as a Sole Representation, Tier 2 or skilled worker, Tier 2 Minister or Religion or Sports Person, UK Ancestry or Hong Kong British National Overseas. All these routes require that the applicant has spent continuous residence in the UK.

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By visaandmigration.com - 10 months ago


UK Fiancé Visa - How to Apply

If you are engaged and looking to enter the UK as a fiancé of your partner who is either a British citizen or is a person holding Indefinite Leave to Remain, EEA National with limited Leave to Remain or a person holding limited leave as a ECAA person under Appendix ECAA of the immigration rules or a person who had a Refugee status or granted humanitarian protection, you can apply for a UK Fiancé visa. UK Fiancé visa is valid for 6 months only within which you must get married to your UK Fiancé ...

By visaandmigration.com - 11 months ago


Naturalization as a British citizen

Naturalization as a British Citizen happens at the discretion of the Home Secretary. If the Home Secretary finds that the applicant meets all the requirements under British Nationality Act 1981, the Home Secretary may grant citizenship to the applicant.

Requirements to naturalize as a British Citizen

Requirements that applicants need to meet for Naturalisation as a British citizen depends on whether they are married or in a civil partnership with a British Citizen or not. If they are married o...

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Ways to meet the financial requirement - Appendix FM

One who applies for entry clearance, leave to remain, or indefinite leave to remain in the UK as a partner or dependent child of a person who is a British Citizen or has settled status in the UK or is in the UK with refugee leave or humanitarian protection needs to meet the financial requirement

Who needs to meet the financial requirement?

Those applying for Family life as a partner or Family life as a child of a person with limited leave as a partner need to meet the financial requirement. Th...

By visaandmigration.com - 1 year ago


Sponsoring an overseas worker

Overseas workers who wish to come to the UK for work need to get a certificate of sponsorship from their UK employer. A UK employer first needs to get a sponsor license to issue a certificate of sponsorship. Overseas worker means workers from outside the UK including citizens of the EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland coming to the UK after 31 December 2020.

Sponsoring overseas workers

A UK-based organization can employ overseas workers on a specific job role. For this purpos...

By visaandmigration.com - 1 year ago


Visa and Migration is a private OISC regulated company (F201500999) and is not an official Government body. If you would like to prepare and submit your UK immigration application yourself you can do so by visiting the UKVI website.